Hop-On Hop-Off bus runs to Sipoonkorpi National Park again this summer

The Sipoonkorpi Hop-On Hop-Off bus will run again on summer weekends between 13 May and 1 October 2023. The route has been revised based on last season’s passenger numbers and customer feedback.

The bus service makes Sipoonkorpi National Park easily accessible and encourages visitors to use public transport. The bus service also eases the parking situation near the national park.

The route is a joint effort by three municipalities

The Hop-On Hop-Off bus route runs from Tikkurila through Koivukylä station and Kuusijärvi to Nikkilä, Sipoo. From there, the bus travels through Sipoo Old Church, Sipoonjoki smoke sauna and Korvenportti to Mellunmäki metro station. The final stops of the route are Tikkurila, Nikkilä and Mellunmäki. This summer, the route has 15 stops whereas last year there were only 10.

“We hope that the new stops will help more people visit Sipoonkorpi National Park, where they can spend the whole day enjoying nature and having a nice barbeque at our campfire sites,” says Katri Roivainen, Head of Economic Development in Sipoo.

Picture: Suvi Suovaara

Cafe cooking on a campfire. A man sits next to the campfire.

This year, the City of Helsinki will also hop on board the route and join the Municipality of Sipoo and the City of Vantaa.

“We want to help further improve the accessibility of Sipoonkorpi National Park. This summer, the final stop of the bus route is Mellunmäki, which is also the terminus stop of the Helsinki Metro. This will provide Helsinki residents and visitors an easy and ecological access to the national park,” says Nina Vesterinen, Tourism Director at the City of Helsinki.

Five-euro day ticket to the national park

The Hop-On Hop-Off bus route is operated by a low-floor bus. Dogs are also welcome on board. The price of a day ticket is €5, and a one-way single ticket costs €3. Children under the age of 7 travel for free. The payment is made to the driver in cash or card.

The route is operated by the same transport company as last year, Taksikuljetus Oy.

New HSL bus line to complement transport connections

The City of Vantaa is also improving the transport connections to Kuusijärvi with the new Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) bus line 712. During the summer season 2023, the new bus line will run between Tikkurila and Kuusijärvi hourly at weekends. The HSL bus line will run to Kuusijärvi via Hakunila and will accept regular HSL tickets.

“Next summer, Vantaa residents will be able to reach the Kuusijärvi beach ecologically with up to two bus connections. The ‘beach bus’ means guaranteed access to the beach without the challenges of parking,” says Anniina Laitala, Coordinator of the Kuusijärvi development project.

Sipoonkorpi Hop-On Hop-Off bus schedule and route map

The route will soon be added to the HSL Journey Planner.

Picture: Suvi Suovaara

A pond in a forest.

Last modified 05.05.2023